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NeuroLogic - Summer 2009

Summer 2009

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NeuroLogic Summer 2009

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Neurofibromatosis

  • NF, as it’s also known, is among the most common inherited disorders, affecting more kids than cystic fibrosis.  It is an extraordinarily challenging disorder for neurologists to treat, partially because it’s so unpredictable.  Comprehensive and continuous care are a must, which is where the Johns Hopkins Neurofibromatosis Center comes into play.

Spine

HIV ~ AIDS

  • Drs Justin McArthur and Joseph Steiner are leading a research effort to search for drugs that can protect the brain and central nervous system from the damage of HIV.

Neuromuscular Pathology

  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Neuromuscular Pathology Lab uses muscle and nerve biopsies to diagnose a wide variety of diseases. Another Hopkins lab, the Cutaneous Nerve Laboratory, uses skin biopsies to diagnose neuropathies and offers a different set of specialty diagnostic services.

Research

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